UK Politics

Batley and Spen by-election: Candidate list released

Ten candidates are running in a by-election in the seat of former Labour MP Jo Cox.

Mrs Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen, died after she was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June.

Along with Labour's candidate Tracy Brabin are nine others representing smaller parties or running as independents.

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP have all said they will not be fielding a candidate.

The by-election takes place on 20 October.

Mrs Cox won the seat with a 6,057 majority in 2015.

Here is the full list of candidates:

  • Corbyn Anti - By Election Protest
  • Tracy Lynn Brabin - Labour Party
  • Jack Buckby - No to terrorism, yes to Britain
  • Richard Charles Edmonds - National Front
  • David Furness - British National Party Local People First
  • Therese Hirst - English Democrats: 'Putting England First!'
  • Waqas Ali Khan - Independent
  • Garry Mervyn Kitchin - Independent
  • Ankit Love - One Love Party
  • Henry Edmund Burke Mayhew - Independent

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